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tire size

Postby ronc » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:04 pm

2007 sport; currently running 215 50 16 dz101s on stock rims. could i go to a 225 45 16 on those rims? i would like to put them just in the back. someone told me staggering tire size front to back on a miata is not recomended and would effect car handlin and balance. true? RON
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Re: tire size

Postby Brian » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:13 pm

You can do 225 on stock rims...but will feel sloppy....not enough side wall support.

Another choice is to pick up old FD generation RX7 16x8 rims which were light and the extra width works for that 225mm wide tire.
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Re: tire size

Postby ronc » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:36 pm

what about different sizes in the front and back?
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Re: tire size

Postby Brian » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:14 pm

Ideally same size all around is best....
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